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By Brian Dolan July 13, 2009
After months of rumors and analyst speculation, Highmark CMS has, after all, cut the reimbursement rate for wireless cardiac monitoring MCOT services from $1,123.07 to $754. While some analysts have been anticipating a rate drop on the order of about $200 for the past few months, the rate cut was almost double that. CardioNet, the only pure-play wireless health company that has gone public, is...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2009
Aetna's Head of Digital Engagement Strategy and Innovation Robert Heyl gave attendees at this week's Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle a sneak peak at the company's mobile plans as well as an update on how well Aetna's customers have been engaged with its health information portal SmartSource. Heyl said SmartSource aims to bring resources together that enable Aetna members to go to one...
By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
Ten percent of Americans believe text messaging is the best way for them to communicate with health insurers, according to the Microsoft Health Engagement Survey 2009, which Kelton Research conducted. The survey concluded that consumers want coaching via email and phones from their healthcare providers to help them improve their own health. 66 percent: Interested in emails from providers for...
By Brian Dolan May 18, 2009
During the first day of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting, called the Convergence Summit, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs defined convergence as the overlapping of computer devices, consumer electronic devices and wireless technology, according to Tim Gee's Medical Connectivity blog. Jacobs pointed to the Amazon Kindle, as a prototype for the future: a device with built-in wireless (cellular...
By Brian Dolan May 18, 2009
During the first day of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting, called the Convergence Summit, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs defined convergence as the overlapping of computer devices, consumer electronic devices and wireless technology, according to Tim Gee's Medical Connectivity blog. Jacobs pointed to the Amazon Kindle, as a prototype for the future: a device with built-in wireless (cellular...
By Brian Dolan March 16, 2009
AllOne Mobile announced today that it's mobile EHR offering is now available to more than 400,000 potential users thanks to two recent deals. The company inked a deal with Significa Insurance Group (Significa) and Erin Group Administrators (EGA). Significa and EGA members can now securely view, manage and exchange their health care information with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and other...
By Brian Dolan January 31, 2009
In case there were any doubters that mHealth is here to stay, one of the flagship mHealth applications in the market today, cardiac telemetry devices--like Cardionet's--have officially been recognized in 2009 with their own billing code. The Cardiology Billing Blog warns billing departments that are not properly implementing the new billing and coding changes could end up losing money from lower...